Chocolate Truffles Recipe

5 from 8 votes

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You won’t believe how simple this easy chocolate truffles recipe is to make. They look and taste impressive, but are fool-proof! 

A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate.
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  1. Ingredients
  2. Steps to Make Chocolate Truffles Recipe
  3. Chocolate Truffles Topping Ideas
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. More Truffle Recipes
  6. More Christmas Treats
  7. How to Make Chocolate Truffles
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These homemade chocolate truffles have a smooth, creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Additionally, you roll them in fun toppings like sprinkles, nuts, and other chocolates! These little bites of heaven make a great neighbor treat for Christmas or Valentine’s Day because it is so easy to make a bunch at a time.

Our recipe creates truffles bursting with a luxurious and delightful flavor. Inside, you’ll find a creamy and delicious chocolate filling, all encased in a variety of enticing toppings. You will find yourself craving these easy truffles all year long.


Create the best chocolate truffles recipe with just a few ingredients melted, mixed, and chilled!

  • Chocolate Chips – You want to use good-quality chocolate chips for this chocolate truffle recipe. Put down the store brand, and grab some Ghirardelli, Guittard, or Scharffen Berger. You can also use high-quality chocolate bars. Cut the bars into small pieces and then melt the chopped chocolate the same way as the chocolate chips. 
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – My special trick for getting peanut butter out of a measuring cup is spraying the cup with a little cooking spray before adding the peanut butter. It will slide right out!
  • Cool Whip – Make sure to thaw the Cool Whip to room temperature. If it is too cold then it will make the chocolate chunky. 

Steps to Make Chocolate Truffles Recipe

  1. Melt – Melt the chocolate chips. You can double-boil them or melt them in the microwave in a heat-proof bowl.
  2. Mix – Stir in the peanut butter and Cool Whip. The mixture will stiffen pretty quickly so stir quickly and make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl! 
  3. Chill – Let the mixture chill in the fridge until it is firm. Usually this takes about 2 hours. 
  4. Cookie scoop – Use a small cookie scoop to portion out each truffle and then roll the truffle into a ball in your palms. Then, place the truffles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. 
  5. Toppings – Once all the truffles are rolled, choose your toppings and place them in small shallow bowls. Then, roll each truffle in the desired topping. Store the chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. 
A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate, the top one being rolled in almond pieces.

Chocolate Truffles Topping Ideas

The delicious base for these truffles is amazingly delicious on its own. Add in toppings for special occasions, flavors, or holidays. The variations and toppings are endless!

  • Powdered sugar – The sweetness from powdered sugar balances out the flavors and lightens the chocolate flavor.
  • Nuts – Sliced almonds, chopped pecans, chopped hazelnuts, or crushed pistachios give that added texture.
  • Coconut – Raw or toasted adds a beautiful white coloring with a sweet texture.
  • Cocoa Powder – A thin layer of extra cocoa is decadent and beautiful.
  • Candy – Crushed Butterfingers or mini M&Ms are great ways to incorporate your favorite candy pieces.
  • Sprinkles – Make it fun and more eventful knowing who and when you are serving chocolate truffles. For special holidays do pink and red for Valentine’s Day or red and green for Christmas.
  • Mint – Crushed peppermint or crushed Andes mint gives a minty specialty with a chocolate flavor.
  • Chocolate – For all the chocolate lovers out there, melted chocolate like milk, semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate would all be delicious.
  • Oreos – Take a handful of Oreos and crush them for a fun chocolate truffle flavor.
  • Pretzels – Crushed pretzels give a savory and salty flavor.
  • Extracts – If you want to flavor the actual chocolate truffles, then here are some options you can add to the mixture vanilla extract, peppermint, almond extract, or cinnamon.

“What an easy and fun holiday treat! I just love that I can roll, dust, sprinkle with whatever’s available and they’ll all look a little different! Thanks and happy holidays!”

-Deb U

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a chocolate truffle?

A chocolate truffle is a French specialty that uses a chocolate ganache in the center of the truffle and rolled into a ball. The outside is coated in nuts, sprinkles, or cocoa powder for a decadent treat.

What is the best chocolate for making truffles?

The best chocolate for truffles is Ghirardelli chocolate baking bars. This is a high-quality chocolate bar that has 60% to 70% cocoa.

How to dip chocolate truffles in chocolate?

The best way to dip chocolate truffles into chocolate is by using a fork or a dipping tool. You will want to dip the truffle all the way into the chocolate, lift it out of the chocolate, and let the chocolate drip off of the truffle. Place on a parchment paper to chill.

Is there a difference between truffles and chocolate truffles?

No, they are known as the same type of decadent treat!

A chocolate truffle with a bite taken out of it.

More Truffle Recipes

We have some other truffle variations that are good too! And also really easy to make. These all have fun and unique truffle centers that will impress all your friends and family. These sharable truffle recipes are the perfect treat to give to loved ones!

More Christmas Treats

During Christmas time, the treats are extra special! We love to enjoy chocolate desserts and share them with our friends and family. Try these decadent, yet, simple Christmas recipes to make easy and delicious treats this season!

How to Make Chocolate Truffles

A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate

Chocolate Truffles Recipe

5 from 8 votes
You won't believe how simple this easy chocolate truffles recipe is to make. They look and taste impressive, but are fool-proof! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 24




  • Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, then fill a mug half full of water and place both the bowl and mug at opposite ends of the microwave. Stop and stir the chocolate chips every 30 seconds until completely melted.
    Melted chocolate chips in a glass bowl
  • Add the peanut butter and mix well. Then thoroughly mix in the cool whip.
    Truffle filling in a large glass bowl
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours until your chocolate mixture becomes firm enough to handle. Roll the mixture into balls (about the size of a rounded tablespoon).
    A baking sheet with rolled truffles and a scoop
  • Then roll the balls into powdered sugar, coconut, or nuts, or dip in chocolate. Return the balls to the fridge. They taste the best if they stay refrigerated.
    A stack of chocolate truffles on a plate

Nutrition Information

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 33mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    What an easy and fun holiday treat! I just love that I can roll, dust, sprinkle with whatever’s available and they’ll all look a little different! Thanks and happy holidays!

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious!!!
    Can they be left out of refrigeration for a day or 2? I’m leaving them out for coworkers at the office … ?

    1. I don’t see why not! Just store them in an airtight container and make sure it is not hot enough melt the chocolate. Hope this helps! Merry Christmas!

    1. Yes, you can use another nut butter, like almond or cashew, or you can use 1/2 cup of softened cream cheese as a substitute. Thanks for asking!

  3. These were so easy to make a looked wonderful. We also rolled them in chocolate and then rainbow sprinkles. We mistakenly used frozen coconut which was too wet to stick so next time I will use regular coconut. Loved the ones rolled in powdered sugar. My family loves peanut butter and these were great, but for non peanut butter lovers as myself, any suggestion for another ingredient that would be something similar without using the peanutbutter? Stephanie Quinn- Mt. Airy, MD

  4. Yummy this will for sure be on my dessert treat tray that I do for my parents and in laws every xmas thanks for sharing.

  5. Made these last night. Going to deliver them to my son's Primary teachers. Thanks! (also, I sent the link to my sister to make for her husband. . .a peanut butter addict)

  6. These look great and so easy! I have seen cake truffles and oreo truffles, but never these before. I just might have to try them!